Scooter LaForge at Howl! Happening

 

 

 

Scooter Laforge: Homo Eruptus via Howl! Happening

Howl! Happening opens its doors to Homo Eruptus, a new body of work by Scooter LaForge, including large, mural-size paintings ‘that mine the artist’s fertile inner emotional realm.’

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The Ford Foundation Inaugural Gallery Exhibition ~ Perilous Bodies

 

 

 

The entrance to the inaugural exhibition, Perilous Bodies at Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation announced the opening of its art gallery, an innovative exhibition space dedicated to presenting multidisciplinary art, performance, and public programming by artists committed to exploring issues of justice and injustice. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Perilous Bodies, opens March 5th.

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Illustrated Lecture on New York’s Iconic Flatiron Building at the National Arts Club

 

 

image via nationnalartsclub.org

Journalist Alice Sparberg Alexiou, author of a book about the Flatiron Building, to which her family has a long connection, will talk about what this iconic structure means to the city, the world, and to her on Tuesday, February 12th at 8pm.

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Alicja Kwade Selected to Exhibit on The Met Roof Garden, Spring 2019

 

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade has been selected to create a site-specific installation for The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden this Spring. Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot will be on view from April 16 through October 27, 2019.

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The Hill Art Foundation to Open in Chelsea on February 9, 2019

 

 

 

Courtesy of The Hill Art Foundation. Photographer Mathew Hermann © Christopher Wool via hillartfoundation.org

The much anticipated Hill Art Foundation will open its doors in Chelsea with the inaugural exhibition, Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection,  21 works by Christopher Wool, on February 9th.

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Nari Ward: We the People at the New Museum

 

 

 

Nari Ward, We the People, 2011. Shoelaces, 96 x 324 in (243.8 × 594.4 cm). In collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Collection Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Gift of the Speed Contemporary, 2016.1. © The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

Nari Ward: We the People will open at the New Museum, featuring over thirty sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installation, in a first museum survey in New York of his work.

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Chelsea Market unveils a Photographic Exhibition by Carl Roodman

 

 

Image courtesy of the photographer, Carl Roodman

Chelsea Market will unveil Carl Roodman: Japan to Indonesia, 1961 to 1963, a photo exhibit, on display throughout the entire concourse of the Market.

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Historic Reliefs Surrounding The Kalikow Building

 

 

New York Central Building

As we prepare for the opening of The Museum of the Dog, a closer look at its new home in the Kalikow Building brought our discovery of a series of bronze reliefs, embedded in the sidewalk on the Park Avenue and 40th Street sides of the building.

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Art Installations, Exhibits & Events to Add to Your List in February, 2019

 

 

Pedro Bonnin, Blue Tulip, Oil on Canvas, 49.5 x 45.5 in, courtesy JoAnne Artman Gallery

There’s a lot going on in the month of February, from the celebration of Black History Month to the Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day, New York Fashion Week, and a host of new installations and exhibits, including the relocation and opening of the Museum for Dogs here in New York. It’s a month to Pop the Question or Renew Vows on the famed Red Glass Steps. It’s a month to take a deep-dive into the life of #Frida at the Brooklyn Museum. Here are a few installations, exhibits and events to add to your February list, along with several that popped up late last month, and are still on view.

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Adam McEwen: 10, Feels Like 2 at Lever House + Petzel Gallery

 

 

Adam McEwen, 10 Feels Like 2 at Lever House

Lever House is kicking-off the new year with Adam McEwen: 10, Feels like 2, an installation that will transform the large open space into a glass ice box!

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Eric Freeman + Nathan Ritterpusch + Brian Willmont = ‘A 3 Person Show’ at Allouche Gallery

 

 

Eric Freeman, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in. Image courtesy Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery will open its doors to A 3 Person Show featuring the works of Eric Freeman, Nathan Rittenpusch, and Brian Willmont on January 31st, with each artist defining their art in their own precise and distinctive style.

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A Visit to a Pediatric Clinic inside an Art Gallery in Harlem

 

 

 

Martinez Gallery located on the corner of 135th Street and Broadway in Harlem

Is it a pediatric clinic inside an art gallery or an art gallery inside a pediatric clinic?  Either way, it’s a fun and colorful way for kids and artists of all ages. Follow us inside……

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#TatsCru on The Bowery Wall

 

 

 

#TatsCru highlights New York with a pictorial history

The well-known street artists known as #TatsCru just finished a colorful ode to New York, its street art and Lower East Side history, remembering the man who created the canvas we know today as the Bowery Wall, Tony Goldman, and Keith Haring, the first to create on the wall (1982). Let’s take a closer look.

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Bonnie Collura + Rachelle Mozman Solano Bring Thoughtful & Colorful Exhibits to Smack Mellon

 

 

 

“Bonnie Collura,, Prince, 2019, installation view. Image courtesy of Smack Mellon. Photo by Etienne Frossard.

Smack Mellon currently has two thoughtful and colorful solo exhibitions running concurrently ~ Bonnie Collura, Prince and Rachelle Mozman Solano, Metamorphosis of Failure. Smack Mellon.

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Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of the Famed Apollo Theater’s Fall/Winter 2019 Season

 

 

 

What better way to kick-off an 85th anniversary than to announce a spectacular Winter/Spring/Fall/Winter 2019 Season ~ at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

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Refiguring the Future ~ Hunter College Art Galleries

 

 

Solenoid Respirator Instr/augment. Photo: Sophia Barr Hayne & Lee Blalock

The title, Refiguring the Future, is inspired by artist Morehshin Allahyari’s work defining a concept of “refiguring” as a feminist, de-colonial, and activist practice.

Informed by the punk ethos of do-it-yourself (DIY), the 18 artists featured in Refiguring the Future deeply mine the historical and cultural roots of our time, pull apart the artifice of contemporary technology, and sift through the pieces to forge new visions of what could become.

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Heather Day & Kathryn Macnaughton in Pour ~ at Joshua Liner Gallery

 

 

 

Pour at Joshua Liner Gallery

Pour: Heather Day & Kathryn Macnaughton will open at Joshua Liner Gallery this week. This two-person exhibition features new works on canvas from San Francisco-based Heather Day and Toronto-based Kathryn Macnaughton.

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Celebrating The Chinese New Year 2019 ~ The Year of the Pig

 

 

 

Best Chinatown USA Lunar New Year Parade 2018

February 5th officially kicks-off the Chinese Lunar New Year ~ The Year of the Pig.  It is said that those born in the Year of the Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019) are realistic, energetic, enthusiastic and a little materialistic.

There are so many ways to celebrate. Here are just a few suggestions…..

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‘Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving’ Opening at The Brooklyn Museum in February

 

 

 

Nickolas Muray (American, born Hungary, 1892-1965). Frida on Bench, 1939. Carbon print, 18 x 14 in. (45.5 x 36 cm). Courtesy of Nickolas Muray Photo Archives. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

The Brooklyn Museum will open its doors to the exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, a major exhibition exploring the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist.

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Derrick Adams: Interior Life at Luxembourg & Dayan New York

 

 

 

Derrick Adams, Fireplace, Courtesy of Derrick Adams

Derrick Adams: Interior Life is an exhibition of new works, curated by Francesco Bonami. In this exhibition, Adams was inspired by a tenet of Catholic theology that describes “a life which seeks God in everything” ~ a mediation on the intimate spaces of one’s mind and home, each an analog for the other.

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X Marks the Spot on Valentine’s Day in Times Square

 

 

Image courtesy Reddymade

Nine finalists once again vied to be the winner of the 2019 Annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition ~ And the winner is….. Reddymade!

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Persue: Liminal Space at GR Gallery

 

 

 

Dave Persue, Bunny Kitty,.. Image courtesy GR Gallery

GR Gallery will open its doors to the first solo exhibition by West Coast graffiti and urban culture pioneer, Dave Persue, with the exhibition Persue: Liminal Space. The work highlights Persue’s signature artwork, including the iconic Bunny Kitty and Wet Paint paintings, taking viewers through the artist’s career, and revealing a new body of work that will include 20 new pieces created specifically for this exhibition, along with a mural painting on the walls of the gallery.

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Finding ‘New York Cool’ at Bernarducci Gallery

 

 

 

Chris Klein, House of Capulet, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72 inches. Image courtesy Bernarducci Gallery

Bernarducci Gallery opens its doors to New York Cool, a group exhibition of New Precisionist painters. The subjects capture many elements; landscapes, still life, figures, nature, and fantasy with unique and original images.

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‘The Art of Fashion’ Coming to the JoAnne Artman Gallery during NYFW

 

 

 

JoAnne Artman Gallery

In conjunction with New York Fashion Week, JoAnne Artman Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition, The Art of Fashion, featuring recent works by Jane Maxwell. Assorted works by artist Pedro Bonnin will also be on display in the gallery’s Projects Space.

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Artist Mark di Suvero installation ‘Paintbrush’ arrives on the Pratt Brooklyn Campus Library

 

 

 

Mark di Suvero new installation at Pratt’s Brooklyn campus. Image credit: Katherine Brown via pratt.edu

Drawn from inspiration from the work of French artist, Henri Matisse, sculptor Mark di Suvero began working on a series of new sculptures ~ one of them, Paintbrush, recently installed on the Pratt Brooklyn campus in front of the main entrance to the library. Paintbrush is a temporary installation, on loan from the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery.

Outsider Art Fair 2019 ~ NYC

 

 

 

Tony Nickolls representing The Portrait Society Gallery booth at Outsider Art Fair 2019, standing in front of a large wallhanging by artist Rosemary Ollison, and “Black Eyed Peas Dolls” by the artist Sharon Kerry Harlan

The Outsider Art Fair 2019 ~ it’s on! And we have four full days to take it all in. Here are a few images from our Day 1.

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Chris Stein + Blondie in Conversation ~ Point of View

 

 

 

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, Chris Stein, a founding member of the era defining band Blondie, and Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, will discuss Stein’s new photography book ~ Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene.

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Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Group Exhibition at Museo de la Antigua Marina Española

 

 

 

Zebra Bird by artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez in exhibition at the opening reception at Museo de la Antigua Marina Española, Puerto Rico

A new group exhibition at Museo de la Antigua Marina Española in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico celebrates the works of 102 Puerto Rican artists, including New York’s first Percent for Art sculpture artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez. Below, we share a few images from the opening reception, artist talks and interviews.

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Celebrate Black History Month 2019 in NYC

 

 

 

Anthony Barboza, Grace Jones c.1970 courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery, in the exhibition Light & Dark: Portraits of Distinguished African Americans

February is Black History Month, but The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture got an early start in celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90 birthday on January 15th with the new exhibition, CRUSADER ~ and  The Brooklyn Academy of Music will hold its annual event on January 21st. So let’s get the celebration started with a few suggestions to add to your list for Black History Month 2019, beginning now!

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‘Crusader: Martin Luther King, Jr’ Opens at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

 

 

 

In celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to the exhibition, CRUSADER: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Museum of the Dog Opening in NYC

 

 

 

The new Museum of the Dog located at 101 Park Avenue, NYC

The American Kennel Club has relocated its headquarters from St. Louis, Missouri to the Kalikow Building on Park Avenue, where The Museum of the Dog will occupy a large, windowed ground-level space running along 40th street, and additional space on two upper floors. The new museum will  house one of the largest collections of dog art in the world, from paintings to sculptures. Here are a few pictures of the museum/gallery, in anticipation of its opening on February 8, 2019.

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A Little Manhattan Magic ~ The Wizard of Park Avenue

 

 

 

The Wizard of Park Avenue

Manhattan is filled with surprises, located in every direction including ~ up! And that is where we found this beauty ~ designed by McKim, Mead & White, and artist William Zorach. It has been name The Wizard of Park Avenue.

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Harlem’s Heaven Hat Boutique at The Met!

 

 

 

Courtesy Harlem’s Heaven Hat Boutique

The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue has a special exhibition of handmade hats, created by Evetta Petty, Owner of Harlem’s Heaven Hats.

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Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth at the Morgan Library & Museum

 

 

 

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves, July 1937, watercolor, pencil, white body color. Bodleian Libraries, MS. Tolkien Drawings 29. © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937.

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Siah Armajani: Bridge Over Tree + Follow This Line ~ Met Breuer & Public Art Fund at Brooklyn Bridge Park

 

 

 

A view of Siah Armajani’s ‘Bridge Over Tree’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park from the Manhattan Bridge

The Iranian-born, American sculpture artist, Siah Armajani is best known for his works of public art in bridges, gazebos, gardens, and reading rooms across the United States and Europe.

The artist has arrived in New York with a two-pronged installation and exhibition. The outdoor component will be featured by The Public Art Fund in Brooklyn Bridge Park with the installation Bridge Over Tree (1970), which was first exhibited as a temporary installation at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis nearly fifty years ago (1970). It consists of a 91-foot-long walkway with open, trussed sides and a shingled roof, with a set of stairs at the midpoint that climb and descend over a small evergreen tree.  The installation is located on the Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn at Brooklyn Bridge Park between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Siah Armajani: Bridge Over Tree is curated by The Public Art Fund Director and Chief Curator Nicholas Baume.

The original concept and installation by Armajani was created as an outdoor, site-specific piece for the Walker Art Center’s 9 Artists/9 Spaces exhibition. Coinciding with The Public Art Fund installation, Siah Armajani: Follow This Line  is on view at The Met Breuer. Featuring nearly one hundred works made over the past 60 years, Siah Armajani: Follow This Line is the first major U.S. retrospective of the preeminent Iranian-American artist Siah Armajani (b. 1939).

Here, we explore both the indoor and outdoor components, beginning at Met Breuer, and moving to Brooklyn Bridge Park with the MET and the Public Art Fund.

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St. Mark’s Historic District in the East Village Celebrates its 50th Anniversary!

 

 

On January 14, 1969, the St. Mark’s Historic District was one of the first historic districts to be designated a City Landmark.  Now, as we approach its 50th anniversary, the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation is planning a celebration.  RSVP for the Event to be held on Wednesday, January 16th, and check out a wonderful and informative article on the Secrets of the St. Mark’s Historic District by 6SqFt.

The GVSHP is also celebrating the launch of its online tool, giving historic information on every building in the neighborhood. Click to explore “A History of the East Village and its Architecture” by Francis Morrone.

MCC Theater + Francesco Simeti = Two New ‘Percent for Art’ Installation

 

 

 

Closeup of the tapestry created by artist Francesco Simeti for MCC Theater. Image via NYC Cultural Affairs on Twitter

The MCC Theater + the artist Francesco Simeti = two beautiful new Percent for Art installations that were unveiled at the theater’s official opening on January 9, 2019.  A Tale of the City greets visitors from the street, and Set Perspectives creates a unique seating area within the theater.

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Keith Duncan: The Big Easy opens at Fort Gansevoort

 

 

 

Keith Duncan, The Wedding Reception, 2015 courtesy Fort Gansevoort

Fort Gansevoort is kicking-off the new year with the exhibition, The Big Easy, featuring new work by New Orleans, Louisiana-based artist Keith Duncan, opening on Thursday, January 10th. Keith Duncan is a visual storyteller, depicting stories both familiar to all and those specific to New Orleans, with a focus on a multidimensional approach both in subject matter and material.

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The Africa Center in Harlem Opened its Doors ~ January 2019

 

 

Preview programming has begun in anticipation of The Africa Center opening its doors later in January, 2019. In addition to the Museum, Chef Pierre Thiam’s Senegalese restaurant, Teranga, opened in February, and Portals, presented in partnership with Shared Studios, an interactive installation that allows visitors to connect in real-time with locations on the African continent and around the world via conversations, dinners, classes and other curated interactions will also go live.

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Light & Dark ~ Portraits of Distinguished African Americans coming to Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

Wayne F. Miller, Billy Eckstine, 1948 ~ courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

We were going to save this gorgeous February exhibition for Black History Month, but just couldn’t wait!

Keith de Lellis Gallery will open its doors to Light & Dark: Portraits of Distinguished African Americans on February 7th, and we are saving the date.

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Power to the People to Open at The Arsenal

 

 

Image: April 22, 1970, First Earth Day, View of Crowds in Union Square Surrounding George Washington Monument, Courtesy of NYC Parks Photo Archive

New York City’s parks have a long history of playing host to public demonstrations and protests that dates to the American Revolution. Since then, people have taken to the city’s streets, plazas, and parks to voice their distress during numerous periods of unrest. Today, parks continue to be some of the most democratic spaces for people to gather and declare their calls to action. NYC Parks Ebony Society’s exhibition Power to the People shares artists’ interpretations of public demonstration, drawing on both the city’s rich history of protest and current social conflicts.

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Iceberg ~ A Titanic Exhibit Arrives in the Garment District

 

 

On the heals of the colorful installation, Candy Nation by Laurence Jenkell, the Garment District Alliance kicks-off the New Year with the installation, Iceberg.

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Urban Agriculture Harlem Style ~ Harlem Grown

 

 

 

Harlem Grown Impact Farm

While ’tis the season to be singing ~ let it snow…let it snow…let it snow, many of the kids in Harlem are singing ~ let it grow….let it grow…let it grow ~ and they’ve been doing this at Harlem Grown since its founding in 2011 by (the amazing) Tony Hillery.

Come along as we take a tour of the program’s new farm on 127th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue in Harlem.

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Looking Back at ‘A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America’ by the artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez

 

 

 

The exhibition ‘A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America’ by the artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez at Center for Puerto Rican Studies in East Harlem in 2014

In anticipation of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s upcoming event, Open Archive: The Slave Ship, we reached back in our archives to an exhibition on this very subject which opened at The Center for Puerto Rican Studies East Harlem in 2016. The exhibition was a compilation of decades of artwork by Jorge Luis Rodrigues, entitled ARTchives: Method and Documentation ~ and part of this exhibition included an exhibit entitled A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America, which was a small-scale exhibition of his original sculpture of a Galleon ~ a slave ship, including ceramic slaves placed in the hold of the vessel. Bringing the original sculpture down to scale, the Galleon was painted on the wall of the library, with 50 of the original 126 ceramic slaves beneath.

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57 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events to Add to Your List in January, 2019

 

 

Fritz Ascher, Female Nude, 1916, White gouache over graphite, watercolor, and black ink on paper, 17 3/8 x 12 1/4 in. Private collection, Photo: Malcolm Varon. (c) Bianca Stock ~ Image courtesy Grey Art Gallery/NYU.

Kicking-off the New Year with installations, events and exhibits reflecting the diversity of New York ~ celebrating music, dance, art, and photography ~ a comic book festival, an art fair, a dog museum opening, and a host of exciting exhibits from 2018 still on view. Here are 57 suggestions to add to your list this January, 2019.

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El Barrio’s People’s Church Off the Landmark Calendar ~ but on the Calendar at The Museum of the City of New York & Maysles Cinema + the Plight of Disappearing Churches

 

 

 

1st Spanish United Methodist Church in El Barrio

On the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission agenda in December, 2018, was a discussion on the 1st Spanish United Methodist Church becoming an Individual Landmark. Also known as The People’s Church, the discussion is not for its architectural merit, but for its historic cultural significance, located in the heart of El Barrio, associated with the Young Lords occupation in 1969 and 1970. On Tuesday, December 12, 2018, it was determined that the history of the Young Lords still divides the community, and both the Church and the local Council Member would like more time to allow for more community dialogue.  The 1st Spanish United Methodist Church will be removed from the calendar, per time limits established by Section 25-303(1) of the Landmarks Law, and can be considered for designation at a future date.

A chance to learn more about that time in history will be available at a screening of the film, Made in Harlem: Class of ’68, co-presented by the Museum of the City of New York and Maysles Cinema, on March 14, 2019.

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62 Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in December 2018

 

 

Rolf’s German Restaurant

Oh baby it’s cold outside ~ but there are a lot of installations, exhibits and events to warm your heart, with the first part of our list devoted to some suggestions for the Holiday Season. Here are 62 installations, exhibits and events for the month of December, 2018 to add to your list, including current installations, some of which will be on view through October, 2019.

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Thumb Box Exhibition & Sale at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

‘Dinner’ by artist Richard Lithgow

Small works priced to sell, the popular annual Thumb Box Exhibition and Sale will be on view from December 3, 2018 to January 1, 2019 at The Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village.

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64 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Not to Miss in November, 2018

 

 

Artist Anyone Konst. “Free Peddler”. Image via socratessculpturepark.org

As we move deeper into Fall, nature presents its own glorious exhibit of colorful foliage in every size and shape. Outdoor art installations that unveiled earlier in the year will be seen through our seasonal lens, many of them still on view through winter, and into 2019. November will bring us indoors, warming our hearts and filling our souls with thoughtful and colorful works of art. Here are 64 art installations, exhibits and events to add to your list in November.

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It’s Time for the Annual Canstruction Competition at Brookfield Place

 

 

Canstruction 2015

Celebrating its 16th anniversary, and 11 years at Brookfield Place New York, the non-profit organization Canstruction will bring together top architectural and engineering firms for an over-night ‘Canstruction Competition’ within the first two floors of Brookfield Place.

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